Incanto Farmers' appreciation dinner
I have been meaning for a while to go to Incanto, since I adore rustic Italian food.
I see they are having a Farmer's Appreciation dinner on Feb 4th. As I am keen on the
'know your grower' concept, I am thinking this is a good time to finally go! My other half will be out of town, then; I know it is a communal dinner, anyway, but I was wondering if any of you out there in Chowhound space were also planning to attend? Anyone else from the east bay, perhaps?
And, has anyone one been to this special dinner before? Comments?
Cacao (aka, Cyndy)
I'm game! My husband and I live in Berkeley and have also been meaning to go to Incanto for awhile now. I was going to go last Thursday for the Mariquita Mystery Box p/u, but was too sick to go.
Please keep us posted, as I'm sure it will fill up fast!
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The web site says, "We strongly encourage all diners to arrive early in the evening, as many of the farmers need to depart early for a long trip home!"
If anyone on the board has gone in past years, how early is early? If I go at 7, will the farmers be gone, leaving me to suffer through an absolutely delicious dinner without their company?